Honglei Chen is a young Chinese furniture designer from Xi’an who recently completed work on his new range of products. Combining a simple asian aesthetic with a modern light wood, he has attempted to reinterpret classic Chinese furniture, for use in a Chinese home. Also below are images of his coat/bag rack.
Young Chinese furniture designer Shuang Liang has presented Tuann, his first furniture collection at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015.
Based in Beijing, the designer originally studied at the School of Architecture at CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts) before moving to Scandinavia and studying at the Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) before moving back to China to develop his furniture range there.
JiangNan University Graduate Ruzhang Huang completed the OLDEW furniture project, based on a famous childs game called HuaRong Road, popular amongst Chinese children. Composed of a larger box with 5 smaller boxes within, they blocks can be mixed up to build a cabinet or armchair.
Current Rhode Island design student Sean Zhang has crafted the Painful Chair as part of his degree work. Having first studied in Milan, he is now studying for his masters, with one of his projects having been based upon traditional Chinese crafts. With 800 protrusions from the chair inspired by Chinese acupuncture, the chair is crafted with modern equipment, but following traditional chair making techniques.
ShiBaZhi are a Chinese furniture design and manufacturer who focus on sustainable use of cardboard for their accordion designs. Founded in 2008 in Beijing, they suffered a series of mishaps until they relaunched late 2013 with a brown and white range of waterproof furniture. You can visit their store here or their website here.
Hangzhou furniture makers MZGF have taken the classic bamboo chair seen on streets all over China and reinterpreted it form for a more minimalist look. Re-imagined in maple and beech for mass manufacture, the chair invokes memories of the classic chair.
Newly founded Re-Fun Design by Xia Kai is a product design company based in Shanghai. They use experimental playful forms to create a range of furniture from a mirror to hallstand. Xia Kai says that the brand wants to ‘rethink life, to explain “things” and provide people with simple, playful, fun.’